It has been interesting to follow the controversy over David Hann’s salary contract which appears most generous especially in comparison to his counterpart at Washington Ferries.
The competency of those bureaucrats awarding the contract certainly requires scrutiny.
The cost of operating our ferries also seems out of line in looking at both. The Washington operation however does not have to deal with the B.C. ferry workers union and its outrageous compensation, staffing and benefit demands. These are unquestionably the most important contributing factor to our ferry operating costs.
As for Adrian Dix’s recent comments endeavouring to connect the timing of the signing of Mr. Hann’s contract with the sinking of The Queen Of The North, these are at best, ill spirited and reprehensible.
The two events are obviously unrelated.
The resultant costs, including loss of life, legal fees, loss of the ferry and likely compensation will assume staggering proportions and will make Mr. Hann’s salary seem as small pocket change in comparison.